How to Buy an App from the App Store with Smart Load

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Now all iPhone users who subscribe to Smart Communications can purchase app on the App Store without a credit card! Smart’s new service Pay-With-Mobile allows subscribers to pay for apps using their prepaid load or be charged to their monthly postpaid bills.

Smart has addressed the issue about not everyone in the country having credit cards. This service gives Smart users the opportunity to experience new features and maximize the way they use their iPhones and other Apple products. All you have to do it register.

How to register to Smart’s Pay-With-Mobile:

  1. Text REG to 4949.
  2. You will receive an SMS with your Pay-With-Mobile number and other account details.
  3. Go to the Apple ID Account Settings on the App Store
  4. Under Payment Options, select “MasterCard”
  5. Enter the Pay-With-Mobile number and other details required
  6. Click “Done” and you’re good to go!

You can now make your first purchase. With every app you buy, you’ll receive an SMS from Smart within 72 hours to confirm your purchase. It doesn’t stop at apps, with Smart’s Pay-With-Mobile you can also purchase in-app items like filters and access to locked levels or subscribe to Apple Music!

So what are you waiting for? Register and get downloading! Use your phone to to fullest and get new apps and features conveniently. No more credit cards or PayPal accounts, just use your load!

68 Comments

  1. i have a postpaid plan 1500 but when i register to 4949 it says that my sim is not allowed to avail this service. what can i do/

      1. It doesn’t work on me it says here “Sorry, your SIM is not allowed to avail of this service yet. Kindly wait for further announcements once SMART PAY-WITH-MOBILE is available for your SIM. Thank you” Pls help me

        1. Hi Xemen,

          It seems to be an issue with Smart. Please contact your network service provider to resolve the error. Thanks!

  2. I have a smart prepaid sim when i registered to 4949 it says that my sim is not allowed to avail this service…what will i do to make it work?

    1. Hi Jaan,
      Have you correctly registered your number and made sure you have enough balance for the purchase?

  3. when i registered it says that my sim is not allowed to avail this service yet. what can i do? help me please

    1. Hi efrenhafalla,
      It may be an error with your number. If you can’t register it again, please contact your service provider.

        1. Hi Reyben!

          You can visit their service provider’s website example: https://www.smart.com.ph and go to their Contact Us page.
          You will find there the Customer Support Hotline, Email or Chat Support. It depends on the type of support they have.
          Thanks!

    2. I agree that screen pononiitisg and still making eye contact is key. I tend to pre-enter data on my new patients and not take the computer into the room for my first patient encounter. I carry my tablet into the room for follow up appts.

  4. I am a smart prepaid user yet when i texted REG to 4949 it said there that my sim is not allowed to avail of the service. What should i do then?

    1. Hi Hahahahahahalolzz,

      Please check that you have correctly registered your number. If the same error comes up, please contact your network service provider.

  5. tried it on my talkntxt sim and smart prepaid sim and same error is happening. my sim is not allowed to avail this service yet.

    1. Hi LEo,

      Please make sure you’ve followed the instructions and that the number you are using matches the number registered in Google Play. If the same problem persists, please contact your network service provider.

  6. I have a smart prepaid sim, do I have to register it at 4949? I have already apple I’d but it is under my postpaid plan, do I have to create new apple I’d account for my prepaid #?

    1. Hi Arlyn,

      If you want to register your new Smart prepaid sim to Pay-With-Mobile, yes you’ll have to register it to 4949. Please follow the registration instructions in the post. Please check Apple Support regarding the query on the new Apple ID.

    1. Hi jurina,

      The Pay-With-Mobile works with both postpaid and prepaid users. Just register by following the instructions on the article above. Thanks!

    1. Hi kimy,

      If you mean you did not receive any reply regarding your registration to Pay-With-Mobile, please try registering again. If this doesn’t work, please contact your network service provider to resolve this issue. Thanks!

  7. How do I contact the network provide? I tried registering my sim to 4949 but it says it can’t avail the service yet. My balance will probably run out before I could even register.

    1. Hi Aga,

      Network service providers have customer support. You may check their website for contact information or visit the nearest Smart branch in your area. Thanks!

    1. Hi Tyler,

      This might be a problem with your network. Please contact Smart’s customer service to have the issue resolved. Thanks!

    1. Hi Nimrod,

      Please secure that you have good signal in your area. Otherwise, this might be a problem with your network service provider. Please contact Smart customer service to have it resolved. Thanks!

  8. I try to register but that is response

    Sorry, your SIM is not allowed to avail of this service yet. Kindly wait for further announcements once SMART PAY-WITH-MOBILE is available for your SIM. Thank you

    1. Hi eric,

      This seems to be a problem with Smart. Please contact their customer support to have it resolved. Thanks!

  9. Sorry, your SIM is not allowed to avail of this service yet. Kindly wait for further announcements once SMART PAY-WITH-MOBILE is available for your SIM. Thank you

    Help me pls where contract customer

    1. Hi hype_8,

      Can you tell us more about the error? Make sure you’ve registered the right sim for billing in the App Store. Thank you!

    1. Hello Reyben,

      You can visit their service provider’s website example: https://www.smart.com.ph and go to their Contact Us page. You will find there the Customer Support Hotline, Email or Chat Support. It depends on the type of support they have. Thanks!

  10. Hi, i have an ipad plan with smart.. but cant purchase apps since the options provided for billing information are credit/debit card and none… what will i do?

  11. Do I need an extra load or something when I send the message? I have the same issue with all the other comments here. When I text REG to 4949 it says that my sim is not allowed to avail BLAH BLAH BLAH. Wth. What am I to say with my contact provider? What are they to respond to me? This is apparently an error primarily on Smart itself.

    1. Yeah, it seems to be a recurring error. Unfortunately, we don’t have the power to fix this. We can be frustrated together.

    1. There is no published information that confirms you can purchase apps via Talk N Text. An alternative would be to try PayMaya.

  12. Can this also applied in iPad 2017 worth 790 per month? Even if my postpaid sim is not inside of iPad coz this device is only a WiFi model instead the sim used by smartbro lte pocket WiFi. Tnx.

  13. How do i retrieve my account/credit card information because I accidentally deleted the 4949 message. Is it possible to retrieve it? Thanks in advance sir

    1. Hi! Please check if you have correctly registered your number. If the same error comes up, please contact your network service provider. Thanks!

      If you have any more questions about this, you can follow up in this discussion from our community page, or better yet, start a new discussion! It doesn’t have to be related to this.

    1. No need for a plan. Just use your regular load to purchase an App.

      If you have any more questions regarding this, you can follow up in this discussion from our community page, or better yet, you can post one of your own!

    1. Hi Aj!
      Please make sure you have enough load in your account to register. If not, you can try using PayMaya, which is a virtual credit card powered by Smart Money. Just download their app and register there.

      If you have any more questions regarding this, you can follow up in this discussion in our community page, or you can just post one of your own! We’d be happy to help you!

  14. Why Does It Say *FAILED To Send Sms* When I Send The Text to 4949 even tho i have a freebie on texting aka GOSURF50

    1. Hi Jake!

      If you’re using dual sim, please make sure that the sim you want to send the text is the one with the capability to send texts. Maybe you are using a sim card that doesn’t have load or maybe the freebie on your GOSURF50 has already expired. That problem is usually caused by not having enough load or not having a signal.

    1. Hi Sid.
      We’ve consulted with Smart Communications Inc. and they said that this is no longer one of their services regarding their Pay-with-Mobile options when buying apps.

      We are still trying to verify this matter with Smart Communications Inc. because in their website this service is still up, so we are still waiting for their response regarding their site post, so that if it has been confirmed. We will also take this blog down.

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